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Bill Gates Pledges $20B to His Own Foundation

Bill Gates is donating $20 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this month, as the charitable foundation prepares to ramp up spending. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was reportedly the second largest charitable foundation in the world, with an endowment of nearly $52 billion. On Wednesday, founder Bill Gates announced that […]

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Band Aid Donates £500,000 For Tigray Refugees

Band Aid has donated £500,000 (627,827 USD) to the UN for Ethiopian refugees amid the Tigray War. The ongoing civil war in Ethiopia, between the Tigray Defense Forces, the Ethiopian National Defense Force, and the Ethiopian Federal Police has displaced millions of people since it began in November 2020. Massive human rights abuses including deliberately […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Donation

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets a $122.6 million gift from Mackenzie Scott, in the organization’s largest donation in 118 years. In 1904, Ernest Kent Coulter, a court clerk in New York, watched many young boys without adult mentors come through the courts. Wanting to see what good caring adults could do for these youths, he […]

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Voyager Scholarship Gets $100M Donation

The Voyager Scholarship fund is a new joint venture by the Obamas and Airbnb founder Brian Chesky, built on Chesky’s $100M donation. “If we want this next generation of leaders to be able to do what they need to do, they have to meet each other. They have to know each other. They have to […]

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Ken Griffin Wins 2 Space Tickets, Donates

Ken Griffin won two seats on a Blue Origin spaceflight, and donated them both to New York City teachers. Ken Griffin is the founder and CEO of multinational hedge fund company Citadel. At 53, he’s worth an estimated $19 billion, making him the 45th richest person in the United States. On Monday, he placed the […]

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Stand Up For Ukraine – April 8 and 9

“Stand Up for Ukraine” will raise funds to help the estimated 10 million Ukrainians already displaced by the Russian war being waged on their streets, so that those funds don’t have to come from the money already earmarked to help other refugee populations. In Mariupol alone an estimated 90 percent of homes have been destroyed. […]

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Fortnite Pledges Two Weeks Revenue to Ukraine

Fortnite is raising money for Ukraine, with over $50 million raised so so far. On March 19, video game company Epic announced that all proceeds from Fortnite for the next two weeks would go to humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Fortnite, which was a breakaway popular video game released in 2017 that continues to see massive […]

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Steve Ballmer Funds Children’s Behavioral Health

Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and former CEO of Microsoft, is donating $425 million for children’s behavioral health. Ballmer is the estimated 9th-richest person in the word, with a personal net worth somewhere around $111 billion. He joined Microsoft when it was merely a startup in 1980, and by 1981 owned 8% […]

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Rihanna Pledges $15M for Climate Equality

Rihanna is pledging $15 million to fight climate change and environmental inequity, through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The singer founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, naming it after her grandparents. Its first major tackle was Hurricane Sandy, when the CLF supported relief efforts by the Food Bank of NYC throughout New England. This latest […]

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Black Churches Get the Help They Need

Black churches get a helping hand this week, in the form of a $20 million donation. The Preserving Black Churches Project, run by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, was started by the National Trust for Historical Preservation in 2017. It is, by the numbers, the largest ever attempt to preserve and restore sites […]